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Genital Tract Fistula: undertaking care and training in different settings

Managing Urinary Incontinence

Managing pelvic organ prolapse in different settings

Cape Town Regional Symposium

Online Registration is now Closed!

Deadline for online registration: January 16, 2013 5:00 PM GMT
*Participants may also register onsite


New: One-Day IUGA/ICS Program For Nurses Midwives, and Physiotherapists
“Focus on Post-Partum Incontinence” - January 24, 2013 at Stellenbosch University

IUGA/ICS Registration:

To register contact Shirley at or by phone: 021-5312717. Payments in ZAR (R350) to be made into the following bank account: First National Bank Account number 62216310285, branch code 200109. Use initial and surname as a reference.
View IUGA/ICS Day Program Here

Cape Town Regional Symposium at Stellenbosch University

Regional Symposia
Cape Town, South Africa
Program Summary

Who Should Attend?
All practitioners with an interest in managing women with incontinence, prolapse and pelvic floor disorders. This includes physiotherapists, gynaecologists, urologists, colorectal surgeons and continence advisors. Trainees are particularly welcome.

Local Organizing Committee
Peter de Jong (Co-Chairman)
Kobus van Rensburg (Co-Chairman)
Malika van der Schyff (Treasurer)
Leonard Juul
Kendall Brouard
Stephen Jeffrey

International Faculty
Abdul Sultan (UK)
RaneeThakar (UK)
Harry Vervest (Netherlands)
Jan Paul Roovers (Netherlands)
Igor Vaz (Mozambique)
Anneke Steensma (Netherlands)
Catherine Matthews (USA)

Local Faculty
Leonard Juul, Stellenbosch
Kobus van Rensburg, Stellenbosch
Stephen Jeffrey, Cape Town
Lisa Kaestner, Cape Town
Robert Baigrie, Cape Town
Kendall Brouard, Cape Town
Tessa Loftus, Cape Town

Regional Faculty
Etienne Henn, Bloemfontein
Suran Ramphal, Durban
Frans van Wijk, Pretoria
Zeelha Abdool, Pretoria
Hester van Aswegen, Johannesburg

Cape Town Regional Symposium
at Stellenbosch University

Law Faculty of Stellenbosch University
Old Main Building
Corner of Crozier Road and van Ryneveld Street


Friday, January 25, 2013

  • Which tape? How do I decide?
  • Practical investigations for incontinence
  • Practical approach to faecal incontinence
  • How to avoid dyspareunia following urogynaecology procedures
  • Obstructed defecation: surgeons approach
  • Avoiding fistula in urogynaecology
  • Complex vesico – vaginal fistula repair

Saturday, January 26, 2013
Overactive Bladder and others

  • Hysterectomy – which way?
  • OAB: when medicines fail
  • Does a UDS make any difference?
  • Office evaluation of the urogynaecology patient
  • Don’t forget diverticula
  • Relationship between prolapse and incontinence
  • Prevention of Perineal Trauma

Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Repair of uterine prolapse
  • Posterior compartment prolapse – ideal approach
  • Prolapse repair options without mesh
  • Endoscopic approach to prolapse
  • How to audit your practice
  • Anterior compartment prolapse – ideal approach
  • Mesh: blowing up a storm

Afternoon Workshops

January 25 & 26, 2013 (14:00-17:00)

  • Basic urodynamics made simple
  • Complications of prolapse and incontinence surgery
  • Manchester repair revisited (live surgery)
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Mesh Surgery – how to guarantee quality
  • Imaging the pelvic floor
  • Anal sphincter repair – practically speaking

IUGA Member
Resident / Fellow / Trainee
Nurse / Physiotherapist
Nurse / Physiotherapist - 1 day ticket
Friday, January 25th

* Fees in US Dollars
IUGA will not accept wire transfers after the date of January 17, 2012. You will need to pay onsite

Online registration is strongly recommended. If you cannot register online,
please notify the IUGA office at for offline registration.

No reimbursements will be issued after January 10, 2013 for cancelled registrations.
All cancellations will be reimbursed minus a $30.00 administrative fee.

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